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Seniors Youth

In a world of go, go, go, volunteers learn to go slow

In a society always in a hurry, a team from Sydney Catholic Youth has spent time bridging the generational divide to learn more about the beauty of taking things slow. Source: The Catholic Weekly. 

Seniors Vatican

World Day for Grandparents and Elderly to highlight loneliness

“Do not cast me off in my old age” is the theme Pope Francis has chosen for the fourth World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, the Vatican has announced. Source: CNA.

Education Seniors

Thanks for the memories: project brings together young and old

An intergenerational project has seen Catholic secondary school students in regional New South Wales compile memoirs for aged care residents. Source: ABC News. 


‘Inheritance impatience’ driving rise in elder abuse

Longer life expectancies and a resulting inheritance impatience are leading to more cases of elder abuse, according to the New South Wales Ageing and Disability Commission. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Pope Francis Seniors

Pope Francis celebrates World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Calling for “a new bond between the young and old”, Pope Francis marked the third annual World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly with an intergenerational Mass Sunday in St Peter’s Basilica. Source: CNA.

Seniors Vatican

Vatican offers plenary indulgence for Grandparents’ Day

The Vatican will again offer a plenary indulgence to mark the third World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on July 23. Source: CNA.


Australia facing ‘perfect storm’ of elder abuse

Australia must create a national power of attorney register to tackle the insidious problem of elder abuse, with the nation facing a “perfect storm” over the next three decades, Age Discrimination Commissioner Kay Patterson said yesterday. Source: SBS News.


Calls to elder abuse helpline increase by 40 per cent amid cost-of-living crisis

Advocates are concerned increasing cost-of-living pressures could be contributing to a spike in elder abuse in Victoria. Source: ABC News.


Vatican announces theme for World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Pope Francis has chosen “His mercy is from age to age”, a passage from the Gospel of Luke, as the theme for the 2023 celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Source: CNS.